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TEDMED speaker: Physician transparency a potential curative for patient fear

September 15, 2014

It’s time for physicians to be more transparent with their patients, according to Leana Wen, MD, director of patient-centered research at George Washington University, Rhodes scholar and co-author of When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests.

Wen’s mother went online to look up her oncologist’s telephone number after she developed breast cancer. She discovered her physician was highly paid by the manufacturers of the same chemotherapy regimen she was prescribed to treat the cancer, and that the physician often spoke about the regimen.

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SAKURA 1 study meets primary endpoint for treatment of noninfectious uveitis

September 15, 2014
LONDON — A study of intravitreal sirolimus for the treatment of noninfectious uveitis has achieved its primary endpoint, a speaker said here, reporting the data…
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Omega-3, omega-6 relieve dry eye symptoms, but objective evidence is lacking

September 15, 2014
LONDON — Current literature has shown dietary supplementation of essential fatty acids plays a role in the relief of dry eye symptoms; however, a lack of uniform…
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Carl Zeiss introduces aspheric monofocal IOL at ESCRS Congress

September 15, 2014
LONDON — Carl Zeiss Meditec presented the company’s new aspheric monofocal IOL, the CT Lucia, at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons…
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When to use topical NSAIDS after cataract surgery

August 7, 2014
We’ve been battling the “forces of evil” when it comes to the prescription of topical NSAIDs and…
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Speaker discusses HOME study

August 13, 2014
At the American Society of Retina Specialists meeting in San Diego, David S. Boyer, MD, discusses results from the HOME…
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